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Belgian double barrel shotgun

A Belgian double-barreled percussion shotgun, the damascus barrels cut off at 19 1/8." It has a straight stock with an iron buttplate and replaced trigger guard. Bar locks, barrel tang, and buttplate tang with corase foliate scroll engraving. Brass bead sight added after barrels shortened. Sawed-off shotgun used by Indian scout John Other Day during the Sioux uprising of 1862 to escort white settlers from the Yellow Medicine Agency to Hutchinson, Minn.Labels/Marks: Liege provisional and standard-load proofs, unid. inspector's marks, on undersides of barrels.

ID Number: 3315.H461

Many historians believe that the most common weapon used by Dakota soldiers during the war were double-barreled shotguns, much like this one which belonged to John Other Day.

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Belgian double barrel shotgun
Memories of War U.S. Military Non-Combatants Dakota "Peace Party" Dakota Soldiers